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the republican party holds round five in its series of presidential debates tonight. this one in las vegas. donald trump will be front and center with ben carson on his right and ted cruz on his left. new jersey governor chris christie was a late add. a des moines register poll of likely iowa ccus goers shows cruz leading by ten points with just seven weeks to go before the caucuses. nancy cordes reports. >> reporter: this is the second poll in less than a week to show cruz leading the gop field in iowa. the trump campaign trashed the poll, while trump himself chose to trash cruz, saying he's unfit for the job.
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>> i don't think he's qualified to be president. >> reporter: donald trump had this message for gop leaders who might think his support in awhat is waning. >> i don't go down, i go up. i'm going to win. >> reporter: and he went after his sometimes ally ted cruz after promising for weeks he wouldn't. >> you look how he's dealt with the senate where he goes in there like a maniac. >> reporter: on twitter, cruz crushed off the comments. maniac posting a link to this 1980s clip to the song "maniac." cruz refrained from attacking trump. >> i like donald trump. a lot o o our friends h he have encouraged me to criticize and attack donald trump. i'm not interested in doing so. >> reporter: nationwide, the real estate mogul still has a big lead, beating cruz by nearly 20 points in the latest cbs
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news/"new york times" poll. still, his willingness to take on both sides of the washington establishment resonates with iowa conservatives. >> the way republican leadership punishes anyone who stands up to the cartel -- >> rorter: that approach has made him unpopular with leaders in his own party. brian walsh worked to elect republicans to the senate in 2010 and 201. >> he would be equally problematic. >> reporter: why? >> if we're going to win in 2016, we need to expand the electorate. we need more females and hispanics. instead of learning those lessons, you have candidates like cruz and trump who are doing the opopsite. >> meanwhile, trtrp's comments on banning muslims from entering the united states is becoming a drag to his business interests overseas. julianna goldman reports from
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washington. >> reporter: donald trump has made his fortune in part by plastering his name around the world from washington, d.c. to istanbul, people have bought into the trump brand as a symbol of luxury and success. but with each new controversy, more and more business partners are severing ties. these high rises in turkey bear the name off donald trump. some who work inside trump towers in istananl say the building's namesake has given them reason to quit their jobs. this 20-year-old sales consultant said trump should close the building. there are muslim people working here. this is affecting me in an unfavorable way. this week, a major middle east retailer, with 190 department stores, stopped selling the trump home decor brand. in stanford, connecticut some in the muslim community arere calalng on the developer to strike trump's name from this high rise. and at this trump residence in
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new york city -- >> it's embarrassing to have his name on the building. >> reporter: gordon gray with the u.s. chamber of commerce said he can't calculate the damage to trump's reputation in the muslim world. >> he gets the nomination, that prolongs ss ss his exposure in the public eye. >> reporter: since he declared his candidacy, trump's rhetoric may have had a cost. after his cost about mexican immigrants, more than a dozen companies from macy's to the pga and nascar severed ties. >> those are small in his empire compared to his real estate fortune. he has several projects in the muslim world. it's very hard to quantify the consequences exactly, because it's not just dealsls he mayay or
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may not lose, it's deals that you don't know he may or may not have gotten. so that's always the big question mark out there. >> reporter: trump's own financial disclosures don't break down theollar amount of each investment, but forbes estimates that last year trump brought in about $128 million in branding and licensing fees. in other news tonight, dog flu. there's a new strain this year, along with a new vaccine to fight it. but as m mly hall reports, the shots are expensive and may not be necessary. >> reporter: veterinarian katie grib says a new strain of canine flu that started in chicago last spring is spreading fast and has proven deadly for some dogs. >> this type of the virus progresses so quickly, it moves into the lungs, causing severe pneumonia. >> reporter: the united states department of agriculture has
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address the epidemic. it's being shipped to veterinarians right now. >> it's a totally novel virus. dogs don't have -- u.s. dogs don't have any historical experience with this virus. therefore, they have no protective cross reaction with any other antibodies that they've formed in the past. >> reporter: since the epidemic began, more than 1500 dogs became ill in a few months. at least eight died from secondary infections. the strain has now spread across the country. the new strain is dififrent from the common dog flu, which already has an effective vaccine available. in some cases, two vaccinations might be necessary. the old shot can cost up to $90 for two rounds. the vaccine for the new strain costs double that. >> if your dog is in close contact with other dogs very
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frequently, then it's extremely important to be thinking about and talking to your vet about doing this vaccine sesees. >> reporter: veterinarians don't know how effective the new vaccine will be. they hope down the road, a shot will be developed that covers both strains of flu. for now, check with your vet to see how common each flu is in your area. if your dog never leaves the yard, you're probably safe.
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some day soon, you won't need a superman cape or special glasses to see through walls. researchers at m.i.t. are making real breakthroughs in the technology. it's a story i first reported for "cbs this morning." step on the campus of m.i.t. and you're likely to get a glimpse of the future. there are drones and plenty of robots. and another with a soft enough grip to handle an egg. soso of the most recent breaeahroughs, however, arar happening here at the ununersity's computer science and artificial intelligence lab. where this simple looking box algarhythms. >> this shows the ability if tracking people through walls. >> reporter: dina is the professor leading the project,
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which has this ph.d. student demonstrating a wireless technololo. so he's not wearing anything special? it's just picking up his movement through the wall? >> yeah, no cell phone, no sensor, no pendant. it's purely based on how the signal reflects off our body. >> reporter: what was the inception for this? >> we work on wireless networks. the question is, can we use this for purposes other than communication? can you sense the environment with it? >> reporter: it not only detected his position in the room, but his elevatiti f fm the floor. >> you want to see the red dot fall? >> reporter: yeah, let's see the red dot fall. researers hope it can protect
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>> when it detects a fall, it sends a message to the caregiver. >> reporter: that's just scratching the surface of emerald's capabilities. it hones in onn his vitals, respiration and heart at. >> being able to get the heart rate, wow, it's that sensitive. >> reporter: and it's not in any way as dangerous as say constant exposure to x-rays would be? >> no, not at all. i tell people all the time, the technology is the same carrier as wi-fi. it's actually 10,000 times or more lower power than wi-fi. so if you're not worried about wi-fi in your home, you shouldn't be worried about this. >> are there any privacy concerns about this, like maybe
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a burglar can use this to see where you are in the house? >> basically like with any new technology, it comes with a challenge. as society discovers new technologies, there are rules and laws a person has to abide by. >> if you look at that over there -- >> reporter: after more than three years, the m.i.t. team demonstrated their workkor the president lastummer. what was his reaction to this? >> so i think when he saw the breathing and heart rate, he said, wow. >> that potentially has applications for baby monitors. >> reporter: the goal now is to take it to people's homes within the next year. if you and your partners have this great invention that has huge promise, do you stay a professor or become a businesswoman? >> is there a reason not to be both? >> reporter: is there enough hours in the day to be both? >> i have 24 hours a day.
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holiday. i come to the lab and my students say oh, yeah, it's a holiday today. so i think there arelenty of hours as long as a person is interested in what they are doing. and having a great team like i have here. >> they also point out that first responders could benefit a great deal by knowing exactly where people are in life threatening situations. >e like her. i like that she kind of told you, yeah, she can do it. i can be both. >> i just ask the questions. >> and i think it's good seeing through the wall, because i was concerned that you could physically see like if someone was walking around naked. >> it's like sonar. >> and do with that information what you will. >> thank you. >> got to go.
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wisconsin has a state pastry called the crinkle and it's a big hit. >> reporter: in racine, wisconsin, the holidays are all about the kringle. there's certain skill involved in making the wisconsin state pastry. good lord, that's a lot of dough. it takes lots of this. to make the dough flaky. then you have to do this, again and again, to make the 36 layers. does everybody do this much by hand? >> as far as i know. i think we're the last ones. >> reporter: for four
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generations, benson's bakery has been mastering the technique. >> you can see the layers. >> reporter: when the benson family opened its bakery 81 years ago, they followed the danish tradition of a prereel shshed pastry. complete with a kringle queen and kringle inspired polka. originally the danish pastry had an almond filling with raisins. now ben, jr. and his son, ben iii, make close to 30 flavors. >> my grandpa, until he died, would say, just keep the quality and you'll be here forever. i'm still here. >> reporter: not far from benson's is this danish bakery, family run since 1949. >> that looks good.
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>> we make our own fillings here. >> reporter: the owner took us on a tour of his 39,000 square foot facility. daily, they make 5,000 to 7,000 krin kringles. >> in the 1950s, some of the bakers started shiftininthem as a gift. so the word kind of spread. >> people come here because we have kringles. >> reporter: at larson's bakery, they combined techniques rolling the dough by machine. don hutchison's father bought the bakery in 1969, and he says a kringle from anywhere else just isn't the same. >> you can't get a new york bagel anywhere else, because they put the time and labor into making it right.
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>> and that's "cbs overnight news" for this tuesday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back with us later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm don dahler. the commander in chief tries again to reassure an anxious nation. >> we are fighting isil harder than ever. >> cbs news is on the frontlines with the kurds, fighting the terror group on the ground. also tonight, trailingngn iowa, trump goes after front-runner cruz. >> i ion't think he has the right temperament. controlling the soaring drone population. owners will soon have to register. and the sounds of growing harmony between cuba and the united states. this is the "cbs overnight news." president obama revealed
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operations commandos he ordered into syria are now on the ground and have begun to work with local forces fighting isis, or as he prefers to call the group, isil. this was the president at the pentagon. >> we're going after isil in downtown raqqah to libya, where we took out the isil leader there. the point is, isil leaders cannot hide, and our next message to them is simple -- you are next. every day we d dtroy as well more of isil's forces, their fighting positions, bunkers, and staging areaea their heavy weapons, bomb making factories, compounds and training camps. in many places isil has lost its freedom to maneuver, because they know if they mass their forces we'll wipe them out. since this summer, isil has not had a single successful
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ground in either syria or iraq. in recent weeks, we've destroyed hundreds of their tanker trucks, wells, and refineries. and we're going to keep on hammering those. isil also continues to lose territory in iraq. isil had already lost across kircut province and in tikrit and more recently, isil lost at sinjar, losing a strategic highway. isil lost at baiji with its oil refinery. we saw during the daring raid supported by our special forces, which rescued dozozs of prisoners from isil, w wch master sergeant joshua wheeler made the ultimate sacrifice. so far isil has lost about 40% of the populated areas it controlled in iraq and will lose more. iraqi forces are now fighting deeper into ramadi and working to circle fallujah and cut off supply routes into mosul.
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accelerating the war in syria and iraq after isis bombed a russian jetliner, directed the attack in paris and inspired another in san bernardino. tonight we have a rare look at what u.s. forces are facing. charlie e agata linked up with america's kurdish allies. his story begins in iraq. >> reporter: even when colonel badal bandi told us his forces face isis attacks every day, we didn't expect this would be one of them, until he showed us where three suicide car bombers tried to charge their outpost at dawn. his soldiers shot the drivers dead before they detonated their bombs, but the car bombs remained no more thaha50 yards away. [ explosion ] here on the front line, the bomb squad is a .50-caliber gunner. the first went up in a plume of
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he then opened up on the car in the ditch, the one much closer to us. we watched until he finally made a direct hit. [ explosion ] the massive explosion blew shrapnel in every direction and filled theunker with choking dust. that noise is debris from the bomb and wreckage from the car that came crashing down. everybody's ears were ringing, but no one was hurt. hours later, we crossed into syria where rebel commander colonel talal ali selo gave us a grim picture of just how many suicide missions they've seen. can you give me an idea, how many have you had to face in the past month? "42 car and truck bombers," " said, "three on motorcycles and four suicide bombers on foot."
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this week three car bombs killed 28 people. the colonel told us the town had run out of sugar, so to get past checkpoints, isis hid the bombs in trucks delivering sugar. you went to the funeral today. what are people there telling you? "they want revenge for the dead," he told us, "and they want us to make sure this doesn't happen again." the coconel told us although they stopped most attacks, scott, it's hard to stop them all because isis is constantly changing tactics. they never know when they're going to strike, and they seem to have an unlimited supply of suicide bombers. >> charlie d'agata on the battlefield, thanks. there's also apparently an unlimited supply of followers coming to the west. so today the white house is reviewing how immigrants are screened. one of the terrorists who killed 14 in califofoia wrote online two years ago of her desire for
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then she got an american visa. jeff pegues has more. >> reporter: when tashfeen malik applied for a fiance visa in 2014, she had her name and face checked against terror watch lists, but whether she posted radical views on social media was not checked. alberto fernandez until recently ran the state department's program to counter isis online. nowadays every company that hires is looking through your social media. >> yes. >> reporter: should d e government be doing more? >> this is the crazy thing about this debate. you would think that people who are trying to come to the united states to live in the united states, a privilege that most people don't have, would actually have that scrutiny. >> reporter: the department of homeland security says it began three pilot programs in 2014 to examine whether screening social media was consistent with
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current laws and privacy protections. today government officials dismissed allegations homeland security secretary jeh johnson delayed the implementation of new rules because of public relations concerns. a review of the policy is under way. since the attack, some members of congress have been demanding changes to the visa screening system. new york senator charles schumer. >> and had they checked out tashfeen malik a little more, maybe she wouldn't have gotten a visa. >> reporter: even one of the country's largest muslim organizations is not againstst increased social media scrutiny. rahim cooper is withthhe council l american islamic relations. >> measures that target only one faith group, only one ethnic group or people from a certain national origin, that raises concerns, and it's also counterproductive to our nation's security. >> reporter: last year there were mor than 460,000 visas issued. scott, there are concerns that adding a layer of social media
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business. >> jeff pegues in washington. jeff, thanks. the "cbs overnight news" will be right back. almost sixty million americans are affected by mental illness. together we can help them with three simple words. my name is chris noth and i will listen. from maine to maui, thousands of high school students across the country are getting in on the action by volunteering in their communities. chris young: action teams of high school students are joining volunteers of america and major league baseball players to help train and inspire the next generatatn of vololteers. carlos pea: it's eaea to start an action team at yoyo school so you, too, can get in on the action.
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osteoporosis is preventable. all: osteo's preventable? right on! if you dig your bones, protect them. all: cbs cares! today, donald trump's physician n id the republican candidate e uld be, and this is a quote, "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency." he called trump's blood pressure of 110/65 "astonishingly excellent," bueven that trumpian hyperbole couldn't help with other numbers today that aren't so healthy. seven weeks before the caucuses, trump trails ted cruz in iowa by ten points. here's major garrett. >> we're doing really well. iowa's been amazing. >> reporter: donald trump p no longererinning in iowa. the "desesoines register"/bloomberg politics
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week to show ted cruz on top. the third poll out today has trump and cruz tied. faced with adversity, trump is now attacking cruz. >> i don't think he has the right temperament. i don't think he's got the right judgment. >> reporter: trump mocked cruz's frequent clashes with gop leaders, most memorably when he triggered the 2013 government shutdown in a futile attempt to end obamacare. >> you look at the way he'e' dealt with the senatat where he goes in there like, frankly like a little bit of a maniac. you're never going to get things done that way. >> reporter: cruz considers the shutdown a demonstration of conservative zeal among gop establishment timidity, but cruz, ever wary of aggravating trump supporters, did not argue the point. instead he posted this throwback video of the movie "flashdance," dedicated, cruz said, to maniacs everywhere. trump p d cruz's battle in iowa
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hacome at the expense of former leader ben carson. he told an iowa radio show he's fallen behind as terrorism has become a top campaign issue. >> reporter: tomorrow night's prime time debate will give carson a chance to turn the tide on foreign policy. marco rubio, whose november rise in the polls, has suddenly stalled, is also in need of fresh momentum. scott, rubio is still best positioned as the republican alternative should voters want one, to trump, cruz and carson. >> major garrett not in venice but in vegas. major, thanks very much. today the army said that bowe bergdahl will be court-martialed for desertion and endangering his fellow troops. bergdahl was a taliban prisoner
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for five years after he walked away from his post i i afghanantan. he was swawaed last year for five prisoners at guantanamo. an army hearing officer had recommended no jail time, but bergdahl now, if convicted, could face up to life in prison. it was three years ago today that a gunman opened fire at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut, killing 20 first graders and six adults. vice president biden tweeted, "since that t ghtmare, an estimamad 555 children have been killed by guns in america. it is shameful that congress has not acted." as the nation continues to debate gun laws and access to mental health care, newtown parents are reminding us of the urgency. and here's michelle miller. >> we gather here in memory of
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>> reporter: when the numbers became names -- >> charlotte, daniel... >> reporter: -- and the names became faces, suddenly they were america's children. 20 first graders gunned down in their classrooms along with their teachers. >> it's always 12:14. it is always the last day that they went to school. that's never going to change. >> reporter: but something had to change for nicole hockly, who lost her six-year-old son dylan. >> this is about not accepting this. we can't just passively sit back and say, "these shoooongs happen." >> reporter: together with other newtown parents, she helped found sandy hook promise, a group working to prevent gun violence. >> i can still feel him. i can smell him. i can hear his little voice. >> reporter: mark barden also lost his six-year-old son daniel. >> in almost every one of these mass shootings, there are signs and signals.
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intervene to stop that continuum before it leads to tragedy. >> reporter: together they travel the country teaching others how to respond to those signs. they call it the say something campaign. if y y see someone at risksksay something. that training worked recently in cincinnati when a student reported someone plotting an attack. >> the whole thing was stopped and diffused. >> reporter: did the hairs... >> oh, yeah. >> i burst into tears. >> it was overwhelming. >> to actually know we potentially saved lives, that means something. >> reporter: and so does sweeping gun legislation they helped pass in connecticut two years ago. it expands the ban on assault weapons and limits the number of rounun per magazine. but the campaign has had its setbacks. with the defeat of a bill two years ago that would have closed loopholes in background checks for gun buyers. a lot of people say, if it
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didn't happen with newtown, when will it happen? >> it is happening. >> sandy hook was the start. it was a catalyst for change. it's too late for us, but there's a lot of other positive change for this cocotry that will come. >> reporter: change that will keep a promise to the children of sandy hook. michelle miller, cbs news, new york. >> we have been bringing you a variety of opinions on how to curb gun violence, from gun rights to gun control. tonight we continue our series, "voices against violence." >> i'm tom farley, the former health commissioner for new york city, and now the chief executive officer for an organization called the public good projects. let me put the problem o ogun violence into persrsctive. think of the most horrific mass shootings in american history. newtown, 26 people killed,
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and we lose that many people to gun violence every day in america. on an average day in america, 31 people are killed with gun homicides, and 58 people shoot themselves with guns. this isn't just a law enforcement problem, it's a public health problem. homicides and suicides are the number-two and number-three causes of death in young people and teenagers in america today. those people aren't being killed with viruses. they're being killed for the most part by bullets. the gun is, after all a machine, a mechanical object that causes injuries, like a car, and car crash deaths in this country have dropped by more than half since 1980 by a public health approach with safer highways and safer car design. we can take a public health approach to design safer guns and put in other public health policies to reduce gun deaths, as well. we need a much more thorough process for background checks. you can undergo a more thorough vetting if you want to adopt a cat from a shelter than to get a gun. if you can reduce e e number of guns in america, we can prprent
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an awful lot of those shootings. >> former new york city health commissioner tom farley. if a drone is on your shopping list, there's something you need to do before it takes off. the "cbs overnight news" will be right back. i don't use super poligrip for hold, because my dentures fit well. before those little pieces would get in between my dentures and my gum and it was uncomfortable. even well fitting dentures let in food particles. just a few dabs of super poligrip free is clinically proven to seal out more food particles so you're more comfortable and confident while you eat. so it's not about keeping mymyentures in, it's about keeping the food particles out. try super poligrip free. we've been changing things up with k-y love. oh yeah. it's a pleasure gel that magnifies both our sensations. it gives us chills in places we've never gotten chills before. yeah, it makes us feel like... dare to feel more with new k-y love. our clothes can stretch out in the wash, ruining them forever. protect your clothes from stretching, fading, and fuzz.
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that will work. >> reporter: when the faa registration website goes live next monday, current drone owners will have two months to register. newly purchased devices will have to be registered before taking flight.t. >> i think this does add a level of seriousness to the operation of the drone. >> reporter: former faa assistant administrator scott brenner. do they needo have a drone registration program? >> i think the faa was struggling with how do we educate new users, and by creating this registry, now we have a direct link to every user, which will allow us to do a tremendous amount of education. >> reporter: the faa hopes that education will prevent more close calls in the air. a new report identified 158 incidents in the last two years where a drone came within 200 feet of another aircraft. 28 times the pilot had to take evasive maneuvers. there has never been a confirmed collision between a drone and another aircraft. the new registration system will require drone owners to give
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their name, mailing address and e-mail and pay a $5 fee. >> i think it's going to create a deterrent. i think some will not want to pay that fee. >> reporter: lawyer michael drobac works with the drone industry, which has been supportive of a registration system. does having the registration system make the skies safer, do you think? >> do i think those who would act in an inappropriate manner, do i think they will register? probably not. >> reporter: the faa will waive that $5 fee for the first 50 days. scott, all operators will be given an identification number that has to be displayed on their drones. >> kris van cleave, thanks very much. still ahead, the bully
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swiftly and carry a big stick. today, bill cosby filed suit against seven of the women who have accused him of sexual
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misconduct. they are suing him claiming he defamed them by trying to brand them as liars. in his countersuit, he says they are "trying to assassinate his reputation." more trouble today for americans who make a living in the oil patch. shell says it will cut 2,800 more jobs. shell's total for the year comes to 10,000 layoffs. oil closed today at $36 a barrel, down nearly $25 since may. 18 months ago in the summer of 2014, it was $105, nearly three times higher. stocks closed higher. the dow gained 103 points. on cape cod it's not foul weather that stays this courier from the swift completion of his rounds, it's just plain fowl, as in turkeys. the letter carrier carries a pole to keep the birds at bay. not clear why they follow him. perhaps they're looking for
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we're not looking for a stamp of approval on that last line. after the diplomatic breakthrough, the sounds of havana are playing in chicago. and that story is next.having a heart attack? chest pain, like there's a ton of weight on your chest. severe shortness of breath. unexplained nausea. cold sweats. there's an unusual tiredness and fatigue. there's unfamiliar dizziness or light-headedness. unusual pain in your back, neck, jaw, one or both arms, even your upper stomach, are signs you're having a heart attack. don't make excuses. make the call to 9-1-1 immediately. learn more at womenshealth.gov/heartattack. while i was on a combat patrol in baqubah, iraq, a rocket-propelled grenade took my arm off at the shoulder. i was discharged from the army, and i've been workininwith the wounded warrior project since 2007. warriors, you don't haha to be severely wounded to be with the wounded warrior project. we do have a lot of guys that have post-traumatic stress disorder. being able to share your story, i guess it kind of helps you wrap your mind around
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today president obama said he is very interested in visiting cuba, but not until cubans are given more freedom. it was one year ago this week that the u.s. began restoring diplomatic ties that were severed half a century ago. and dean reynolds tells us that has led d a musical breakthrouou. >> reporter: for this ensemble of young, cuban jazz musicians, better relations with the united states sound like this. performing for the first time on american soil at chicago's auditorium theater, 24-year-old conductor ernesto lima says there is a message in their music. >> well, the improvisation is
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freedom of the music. >> reporter: so improvisation is freedom. >> yes, i think so. >> reporter: their concert was a year in the making, and the dream of the chicago jazz philharmonic's artistic director orbert davis+ >> we have to think about the people, the musicians, the culture. music is everybody's and it's what they value. if they can trust us with that, they'll trust us with other things. >> reporter: we first met davis and these students a year ago in havana. 21-year-old wendi galvez has been playing violilisince she was seven. >> billie holiday, ella fitzgerald, those are my gods. >> reporter: wendi, ernesto and the rest of the students study music here, where the residue of jazz left over from america before the castro revolution still echoes through the
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dizzy gillespie's 1947 "manteca" is one of the best examples of the two nation's musical collaboration before fidel castro closed jazz halls and took over clubs like the famous tropicana. e u.s. embargo that followed created another challenge. yodon't have the best-quality instruments. >> no, because we don't produce >> reporter: so this is not a stradivarius? >> no. [ laughter ] >> reporter: which made their performance on this night all the more remarkable. do you think music is a universal language? >> yes, if you don't know how to speak english, but when you are playing, you understand everything. >> reporter: with music there is no language barrier. dean reynolds, cbs news, chicago. >> and that's the "overnight news" for this tuesday. for some of you, the news
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continues. for others, check back with us just a little bit later for the morning news and of course, "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm scott pelley. this is the "cbs overnight news." welcome to the "overnight news." i'm don dahler. with the holidays right arouou the corner, president obama is trying to assure americans that their celebrations will be safe. one week afer his oval office address on terrorism, the president made the rounds of his security agencies. at the pentagon, mr. obama insisted u.s. intelligence has uncovered no credible threat of an attack over the next few weeks, and he said the u.s. military is taking the fight to the islamic state in both iraq and syria. >> this fall, even before the revolting attacks in paris and san bernardino, i ordered new actions to intensify our war against isil.
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these actions, including m me firepower and special operations forces are well under way. this clntinues to be a difficult fight. as i said before, isil is dug in, including in urban areas and hide behind civilians, using defenseless men, women, and children as human shields. even as we're relentless, we have to be smart, targeting isil surgically, with precision. at the same time, our partners on the ground are rooting isil out townn by town, neighborhood by neighborhood, block bybylock. that is whwh this campaign is doing. we are hitting isil harder than ever. coalition aircraft, our fighters, bombers, and drones have been increasing the pace of their strikes. nearly 9,000 as of today. last month in november, we dropped more bombs on isil targets than any other month since this campaign started. we're also taking out isil
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one by one. going after them from their strongnglds in downtown raqqah to libya, where we took out the isil leader there. the point is, isil leaders cannot hide, and our next message to them is simple -- you arnext. every day, we destroy as well more of isil's forces, their fighting positions, bunkers, staging areas, heavy weapons, bomb making factories, compounds and training camps. many places isil has lost its freedom of maneuver, because they know if they mass their forces, we will wipe them out. in fact, since this summer, isil has not had a single successful major offensive operation on the ground in either syria or iraq. in recent weeks, we've unleashed a new wave of strikes on their lifeline, their oil infrastructure, destroying hundreds of their tanker trucks, wells, and refineries. and we're going to keep on hammering those. isil also continues to lose territory in iraq. isil had already lost across
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kircut province and tikrit. more recently, isil lost at sinjar and baiji, where its oil refinery. we saw a daring raid supported by our special forces which rescued dozens of prisoners from isil, which master sgeant joshua wheeler made the ultimate sacrifice. so far isil has lost about 40% of the populated areas it once controlled in iraq. and it will lose more. iraqi forces are now fighting their way deeper into ramadi. they're working to encircle fallujah and cut off supply routes into mosul. again, these are urban areas where isil is entrenched. our partners on the ground face a tough tight ahead, and we're gogog to continue to back them up with the support they need toto ultimately clear isil from iraq. >> the president's strategy is playing out on the front lines in northern iraq.
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vast territory, their offensive to overrun the kurds has been stopped in its tracks outside mosul. charlie d'agata took a news crew there. >> reporter: in ways it was a routine assignment. head out to the front lines and see how kurdish peshmerga forces are holding up against isis. but we got to within a h hf mile of isis territory a a man, did witness how deadly and determined this eneny can be. colonel badal bandi and his forces have been fighting to hold this line outside of mosul for more than a year. how often does isis attack you? "they attack whenever they can, sometimes three or four nights in a row."
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until he showed us where three charge their outpost at dawn. his soldiers were able to kill the drivers before they but two car bombs remained there not more tha50 yards away posing a deadly threat to the troops. here on the front line, the bomb squad is a .50-caliber gunner. he fired rounds into one vehicle until it went up in a plume of smoke. he then opened up on the car much closer to us. we watched from a bunker hole until finally, a direct hit. [ explosion ] that noise you can hear is debris raining down on top of us. shrapnel from the bomb and twisted remains of the week blown sky high after the explosion. everybody's ears were ringing. but the next sound was laughter. it's a happier ending when car bombs blow up on the other side of the front line.
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huge car bombs, you realize how destructivivthey can be in civilian areas and why they are the most feared isis weapon on the battlefield. attacks like these are happening every day. another component of the u.s. strategy is to cut off funding for the islamic state. the treasury department says isis makes about $40 million a month, just selling oil. so that's become a prime target. elizabeth palmer reports. >> reporter: u.s. and coalition planes have now begun to bomb tankers full of oil sold by isis in syria. part of an effort to cut off an estimated $40 million a month the group makes from petroleum sales. and in the kin -- cynical economics of war, some of that oil even goes to president assad's government, isis' sworn enemy. most of the oil fields in syria are in isis controlled territory. once pumped, it's moved by
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buyers in regime controlled syria, or smuggled over the border in iraq and turkey. the coalition began bombing isis refineries last year and the russians h he now joined in, choosing oil related bombing targets.s. that may have made a dent in isis' ability to supply oil clean enough to be used, but it didn't stop it. matthew phillips is with bloomberg. >> we overestimated really the damage that we did, the long-term damage and underestimated their ability to kind of adapt to that. >> reporter: syrian locals simply set up crude refineries, basically cooking the oil in pits in the desert befefe selling it on to traders who get it to market. attacks on what are isis linked operations like this will inevitably kill innocent civilians who are simply working in it to survive. one more thought while cutting off revenue is going to hurt isis, it won't bring the group to collapse.
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solid numbers are hard to come by. the best estimates say isis is making twice as much money on widespread, what they call taxes on every person in business living under their control.
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the republican party holds round five in its series of presidential debates tonight. this one in las vegas.s. donald trump will be froro and center with ben carson on his right and ted cruz on his left. new jersey governor chris christie was a late add. a des moines register poll of likely iowa caucus goers shows cruz leading by ten points with just seven weeks to go before the caucuses. nancy cordes reports. >> reporter: this is the second poll in less than a week to show cruz leading the gop field in iowa. the trump campaign trashed the poll, while trump himself chose to trash cruz, saying he's unfit for the job. >> i don't think he's qualified to be president.
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reporter: donald trtrp had this message for gop leaders who might think his support in iowa is waning. >> i don't go down, i go up. winning. >> reporter: and he went after his sometimes ally ted cruz after promising for weeks he wouldn't. >> you look how he's dealt with the senate where he goes in there like a maniac. >> reporter: on twitter, cruz brushed off the comments. maniac posting a link to this 1980s moviviclip for the song "maniac." cruz refrained from attacking trump, whose supporters he would like to win over. >> i like donald trump. a lot of our friends here have encouraged me to criticize and attack donald trump. i'm not interested in doing so. >> reporter: nationwide, the real estate mogul still has a big lead, beating cruz by nearly 20 points in the latest cbs news/"new york times" poll.
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still, the texas senator's outspoken opposition to obamacare and his willingness to take on both sides of the washington establishment resonates with iowa conservatives. >> the way republican leadership punishes anyone who stands up to the cartel is they engage in public flagellation. >> reporter: that approach has made him unpopular with leaders in his own party. who worry that he could be just as polarizing of a nominee as trump. brian walsh worked to elect republicans to the senate in 2010 and 2012. >> he would be equally problematic. >> reporter: why? >> again, going back to if we're going to w w in 2020, we need to expand the electorate. we need more femalesesnd hispanics. instead of learning those lessons, you have candidates like cruz and trump who are doing the opposite. >> meanwhile, trump's comments on banning muslims from entering the united states is becoming a drag to his business interests overseas. julianna goldman reports from from the site of the trump hotel in washington. >> reporter: donald trump has
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made his fortune in part by plastering his name around the world from washington, d.c. to istanbul, people have bought into the trump brand as a symbol of luxury and success. but with each new controversy, more a a more business partners ararsevering ties. these twisting high rises in turkey bear the name of donald trump. some who work inside trump towers in istanbul say the building's namesake s given them reason to quit their jobs. this 20-year-old sales consultant said trump should close the building. there are muslim people working here. this is affecting me in an unfavorable way. this week, a major middle east rereiler, with 190 department stores, stopped selling the trump home decor brand. in stanford, connecticut some in the muslim community are calling on the developer to strike trump's name from this high rise. and at this trump residence in new york city -- >> it's embarrassing to have his
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name on the building. considering the bigotry that comes out of his mouth sometimes. >> reporter: gordon gray with the u.s. arab chamber of commerce said he can't calculate the damage to trumums reputation in the muslim world. >> he gets the nomination, that prolongs his exposure in the public eye. then of course if he's e elected president, the question is what policies is he going to implement? >> if some of the businesses are affected, it's not important to me. >> reporter: since he declared his candidacy, trump's rhetoric may have had a cost. after his cost about mexican immigrants, more than a dozen companies from macy's to the pga and nascar severed ties. >hose are small in hihiempire compared to his real estate fortune. he has several projects in the muslim world. >> randall lane is an editor at "forbes" magazine. >> it's hard to quantify the consequences exactly, because it's not just deals he may or
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may not lose, it's deals that you don't know he may or may not have gotten. so that's always the big question mark out there. >> reporter: trump's own financial disclosures don't break down the dollar amount of each investment, but forors estimates that last year trump brought in about $128 million in branding and licensing fees. in other news tonight, dog flu. there's a new strain threatening our four-legged friends this year, along with a new vaccine to fight it. but as molly hall reports, the shots are expensive and may not be necessary. >> reporter: veterinarian katie gribbs says a new strain of canine flu that started in chicago last spring is spreading fast andndas proven deadly foror some dogog >> this type of the virus progresses so quickly, it moves into the lungs, causing severe pneumonia. >> reporter: the united states department of agriculture has conditionally approved a new
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veterinarians right now. dr. douglas aspros, former president of the american veterinary association. >> it's a totally novel virus. dogs don't have -- u.s. dogs don't have any historical experience with this virus. therefore, they have no protective cross reaction with any other antibodies that they've formed in the past. >> reporter: since the epidemic began, more than 1500 dogs became ill in a few months. at least eight died from secondary infections. the strain has now spread across the country. the new strain is different from the common dog flu, which already has an effective vaccine available. in some cases, two vaccinations might be necessary. the old shot can cost up to $90 for two rounds. the vaccine for the new strain costs double that. >> if your dog is in close contact with other dogs very frequently, then it's extremely important to be thinking about
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and talking to your vet about doing this vaccine series. >> reporter: veterinarians don't know how effective the new vaccine will be. they hope down the road, a shot will be developed that covers both strains of flu. for now, check with your vet to see how common each flu is in your area.a. if your dog never leaves the yard, you're probably safe. >> the "cbs overnight news" will be right back. it's a pleasure gel that magnifies both our sensations. it gives us chills in places we've never gotten chills before. yeah, it makes us feel like... dare to feel more with new k-y love. i absolutely love my new york apartment, but the rent is outrageous. good thing geico offers affordable renters insurance. with great coverage it protects my personal belongings should they get damaged, stolen or destroyed. [doorbell] uh, excuse me. delivery. hey. lo mein, szechwan chicken, chopsticks, soy sauce and you got some fortune cookies. have a good one. ah, these smalnew york apartments... prott your belongings.
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need a superman cape or special glasses to see through walls. researchers at m.i.t. are making real breakthroughs in the technology. it's a story i first reported for "cbs this morning." step onto the campus of m.i.t. and you're likely to get a glimpse of the future. there are flight flying, a inging autonomous drones, and plenty of robots. and another with a soft enough grip to handle an egg. some of the most recent breakthroughs, however, are happening here at the university's computer science and artificial intelligence lab. where this simple looking box applies a complex set of algorithms. to do something once limited to science fiction. >> this shows the ability if tracking people ththugh walls. >> reporter: dina is the professor leading the project, dubbed emerald. which has this ph.d. student
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technology that captures motion in realtime and regardless of obstruction. >> this red hot is chen moving. >> reporter: so he's not wearing anything special? >> nothing. >> reporter: it's just picking up his movement through the wall? >> no cell phone, no sen fors. it's purely based on how the signal reflectoff our body. >> reporter: what was the inception for this? >> we work on wireless networks. the question is, can we use this for purposes other than communication? can you sense the environment with it? >> reporter: the wireless signals not only detect his position in the room, but his el vision from the floor. >> you want to see the red dot fall? >> reporter: yeah, let's see the red dot fall. researchers hope it can protect seniors at risk for falling. a problem that sends an estimated 2.5 million elderly americans to hospitals each year at a cost of $34 billion.
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>> when it detects a fall, it sends an s.o.s. message to the caregiver. >> reporter: that's just scratching the surface of emerald's capabilities. with chen seated, it hones in on his vitals. respiration and heart rate are read without wires. >> being able to get the heart rate, wow, it's that sensitive. >> reporter: and it's not in any way as dangerous as say constant exposure to x-rays would be? >> no, notat all. i tell people all the time, the technology is the same carrier as wi-fi. it's actually 10,000 times or more lower power than wi-fi. so if you're not worried about wi-fi in your home, you shouldn't be worried about this. >> are thehe any privacy concerns about this, like ybe a burglar can use this to see where you are in the house?
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>> basically like with any new technology, it comes with a challenge. i think as society discovers new technologies, there are rulings and laws a person has to abide by. >> if you look at that red dot over there -- >> reporter: aftererore than three years, the m.i.t. team demonstrtred their work for thth presesent last summer. what was his reaction to this? >> so i think when he saw the breathing and heart rate, he said, wow. >> that potentially has applications for baby monitors. >> reporter: the goal now is to take it to people's homes within the next year. you and your partners have this great invention that has huge promise, do you stay a professor or become a businesswoman? >> is there a reason not to be both? >> reporter: is there enough hours in the day to be both? >> i have 24 hours a day. i don't even track holidays. i don't know that there is a holiday.
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i come to the lab and my students say oh, yeah, it's a holiday today. so i think there are plenty of hours as long as a person is interested in what they are doing. and having a great team like i have here. >> they also point out that first responders could benefit a great deal by knowing exactly where people are i ilife threatening situations. another wi-fi solution she's exploring is a way to charge smartphones without having to plug them in. >> we like her. i like that she kind of told you, yeah, she can do it. i can be both. >> i just ask the questions. >> and i think it's good seeing through the wall, because i was concerned that you could physically see like if someone was walking around naked. bhu no, all you see is the dots. >> it's like sonar. >> and do with that information what you will. >> thank you. >> got to go. [ laughter ]
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wisconsin has a state pastry called the kringle, and like chris kringle, it's a big hit at christmas time. vinita nair went for a taste. >> reporter: in racine, wisconsin, the holidays are all about the kringle. there's certain skill involved in making the wisconsin state pastry. good lord, that's a lot of dough. it takes lots of this. to make the dough flaky. then you have to do this, again and again, to make the 36 layers. does everybody do this much by hand? >> as far as i know. now nobody at all does. i think we're the last ones. >> reporter: for four
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been mastering the technique. >> you can see the layers. >> reporter: when the benson famimi opened its bakery 81 years ago, they followed the danish tradition of a pretzel shaped pastry. its popularity quickly earned racine the nickname kringleville. complete with a kringle queen and kringle inspired polka. originally the danish pastry had an almond filling with raisins. now ben, jr. and his son, ben iii, make close to 30 flavors. >> my grandpa, until he died, would say, just keep the quality and you'll be here forever. i'm still here. >> reporter: not far from benson's is this danish bakery, family run since 1949. >> that looks good. >> we make our own fillings here.
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>> reporter: owner eric olson took us on a tour of his 39,000 square foot facility, where machines have mastered the delicate layers and folds. daily, they make 5,000 to 7,000 kringles. during the holidays, they ship up to 20,000 in one day. >> in the 1950s, some of the bakers started shipping kringle as gifts. and that became very popular. so the word kind of spread. >> people come here because we have kringles. and d 're known for it. >> reporter: at lalaon's bakery, they combined techniquesesolling the dough by machine. then filling and forming their kringles by hand. don hutchison's father bought the bakery in 1969, and he says a kringle from anywhere else just isn't the same. >> you know, it's kind of like going to new york and having a new york bagel. you can't get a new york bagel anywhere else, because they put the time and the labor into making it right.
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news" for this tuesday. the commander-in-chief tries again to reassure an anxious nation. >> we are fighting isil harder than ever. >> cbs news is on the frontlines with the kurds, fighting the terror group on the ground. also tonight, traiaing in iowa, trump goes after front-runner cruz. >> i don't think he has the right temperament. controlling the soaring drone population. owners will soon have to register. and the sounds of growing harmony between cuba and the united states. this is the "cbs overnight news."
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president obama revealed that the dozens of special operations commandos he ordered into syria are now on the ground and have begun to work with local forces fighting isis, or as he prefers to call the group, isil. this was the president at the pentagon. >> we're going after isil in downtown raqqaho libya, where we took out the isilileader there. the point is, isil leaders cannot hide, and our next message to them is simple -- you are next. every day we destroy as well more of isil's forces, their fighting positions, bunkers, and staging areas, their heavy weapons, bomb making factories, compounds and training catches. in many places isil has lost its freedom to maneuver, , cause they know if they masas their forces we'll wipe them out. since this summer, isil has not
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offensive operation on the ground in syria or iraq. we've destroyed eded hundreds of their tankers and refineries. isil also continues to lose territory in iraq. isil had already lost across kircut province and in tikrit and lost at sinjar, losing a strategic highway. isil lost at baiji with its oil refinery. we saw the raid supported by our special forces which master sergeant sergeant wheeler made the ultimate sacrifice. sosoar isil has lost about 40% of the populated areas it controlled in iraq and will lose more. iraqi forces are now fighting deeper into ramadi and working
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to circle fallujah and cut off supply routes into mosul. mr. obama said he is accelerating the war in syria and iraq after isis bombed a russian jetliner, directed the attack in paris and inspired another in san bernardino. tonight we have a rare look at what u.s. . rces are facing. charlie d'agata linked up with america's kurdish allies. his story begins in iraq. >> reporter: even when colonel badal bandi told us his forces face isis attacks every day, we didn't expect this would be one of them, until he showed us where three suicide car bombers tried to charge their outpost at dawnwn his soldiers shot the drivers dead before they detonated their bombs, but the car bombs remained no more than 50 yards away. [ explosion ] here on the front line, the bomb squad is a .50-caliber gunner. the first went up in a plume of
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smoke. he then opened up on the car in the ditch, the one much closer to us. we watched until he finally made a direct hit. [ explosion ] the massive explosion blew shrapnel in every direction and filled the bunker with choking dust. that noise is debris from the bomb and wreckage from the car that came crashing down. everybody's ears were ringing, but no one w w hurt. hours later, we crossed into syria where rebel commander colonel talal ali selo gave us a grim picture of just how many suicide missions they've seen. can you give me an idea, how many have you had to face in the past month? "42 car and truck bombers," he said, "three on motorcycles and four suicide bombers on foot."
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this week three car bombs killed 28 people. the colonel told us the town had run out of sugar, so to get past checkpoints, isis hid the bombs in trucks delivering sugar. you went to the funeral today. what are people there telling you? "they want revenge for the dead," he told us, "and they want us to make sure this doesn't happen again." e colonel told us although they stopped most attacks, scott, it's hard to stop them all because isis is constantly changing tactics. they never know when they're going to strike, and they seem to have an unlimited supply of suicide bombers. >> charlie d'agata on the battlefield, thanks. there's also apparently an unlimited supply of followers coming to the west. so today the white house is reviewing how immigrants are screened. one of the terrorists who killed 14 in california wrote online two years ago ofofer desire for
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then she got an american visa. jeff pegues has more. >> reporter: when tashfeen malik applied for a fiance visa in 2014, she had her name and face checked against terror watch lists, but whether she posted radical views on social media was not checked. alberto fernandez until recently ran the state departrtnt's prprram to counter isis s line. nowadays every company that hires is looking through your social media. >> yes. >> reporter: should the government be doing more? >> this is the crazy thing about this debate. you would think that people who are trying to come to the united states to live in the united states, a privilege that most people don't have, would actually have that scrutiny. >> reporter: the department of homeland security y ys it began three pilot programs in 2014 to examine whether screening social media was consistent with current laws and privacy
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protections. today government officials dismissed allegations homeland security secretary jeh johnson delayed the implementation of new rules because of public relations concerns. a review of the policy is under way. since the attack, some members of congress have been demanding changes to the visa screening system. new york senator charles schumer. >> and had they checked out tashfeen malik a little more, maybe she wouldn't have gotten a visa. >> reporter: even one of the country's largest muslim organizations is not against increased social media scrutiny. ibrahim cooper is with the council on american islamic relations. >> measures that target only one faith group, only one ethnic group or people from a certain national origin, that raises concerns, and it's also counterproductive to our nation's security. >> reporter: last year there were more than 460,000 visas issued. scott, there are concerns that adding a layer of social media scrutiny could delay the
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process, hurting tourism and business. >> jeff pegues in washington. jeff, thanks. the "cbs overnight news" [ vocalizizi ] [ buzzing ] [ tree crashes ] [ wind howling ]
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today, donald trump's physician said the republican candidate would be, and this is a quote, "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency." he called trump's blood pressure of 110/65 "astonishingly excellent," but even that trumpian hyperbole couldn't help with other numbers today that aren't so healthy. seven weeks before the caucuses, trump trails ted cruz in iowa by ten points. here's major garrett. >> we're doing really well. iowa's been amazing. >> reporter: donald trump is no longer winning in iowa. the "des moines register"/bloomberg politics
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week to show ted cruz on top. the third poll out today has trump and cruz tied. faced with adversity, trump is now attacking cruz. >> i don't think he has the right temperament. i don't think he's got the right judgment. >> reporter: trump mocked cruz's frequent clashes with gop leaders, most memorably when he triggeged the 2013 government shutdown in a futile attempt to end obamacare. >> you look at the way he's dealt with the senate, where he goes in there like, frankly like a little bit of a maniac. you're never going to get things done that way. >> reporter: cruz considers the shutdown a demonstration of conservative zeal among gop establishment timidity, but cruz, ever wary of aggravating trump supporters, did not t gue the point. instead he posted this throwback video of the movie "flashdance," dedicated, cruz said, to maniacs
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trump and cruz's battle in iowa has come at the expense of former leader ben carson. he told an iowa radio show he's fallen behind as terrorism has become a top campaign issue. >> reporter: tomorrow night's prime time debate will give carson a chance to turn the tide on foreign policy. marco rubio, whose november rise in the polls, has suddenly stalled, is also in need of fresh momentum. scott, rubio is still best positioned as the republican alternative should voters want one, to trump, cruz and carson. >> major garrett not in venice but in vegas. major, thanks very much. today the army said that bowe bergdahl will be court-martialed for desertion and endangering his fellow troops.
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bergdahl was a taliban prisoner for five years after he walked away from his post in afghanistan. he was swapped last year for five prisoners at guantanamo. an army hearing officer had recocoended no jail time, but bergdahl now, if convicted, could face up to life in prison. it was three years ago today that a gunman opened fire at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut, killing 20 first graders and six adults. vice president biden tweeted, "since that nightmare, an estimated 555 childrdr have been killed by guns in america. it is shameful that congress has not acted." as the nation continues to debate gun laws and access to mental health care, newtown parents are reminding us of the urgency. and here's michelle miller. >> we gather here in memory of 20 beautiful children.
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>> reporter: when the numbers became names -- >> charlotte, daniel... >> reporter: -- and the names became faces, suddenly they were america's children. 20 first graders gunned down in their classrooms along with their teachers. >> it's always 12:14. it is always the last day that they went to school. that's never going to change. >> reporter: but something had to change for nicole hockly, who lost her six-year-old son dylan. >> this is about not accepting this. we can't just passively sit back and say, "these shootings happen." >> reporter: together with other newtown parents, she helped found sandy hook promise, a group working to prevent gun >> i can still feel him. i can smell him. i can hear his little voice. >> reporter: mark barden also lost his six-year-old son daniel. >> in almost every one of these masssshootings, there are signs and signals.
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there are opportunities to intervene to stop that continuum before it leads to tragedy. >> reporter: together they travel the country teaching others how to respond to those signs. they call it the say something campaign. if you see someone at risk, say something. that training worked recently in cincinnati when a student reported someone plotting an attack. >> the whole thing was stopped and diffusus. >> reporter: did the hairs... >> oh, yeah. >> i burst into tears. >> it was overwhelming. >> to actually know we potentially saved lives, that means something. >> reporter: and so does sweeping gun legislation they helped pass in connecticut two years ago. it expands the ban on assault weapons and limits the number of rounds per magazine. but the campaign has had its setbacks. with the defeat of a bill two years ago that would have closed loopholes in background checks for gun buyers. a lot of people say, if it
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will it happen? >> it is happening. >> sandy hook was the start. it was a catalyst for change. it's too late for us, but there's a loloof other positive change for this country that will come. >> reporter: change that will keep a promise to the children of sandy hook. michelle miller, cbs news, new york. >> we have been bringing you a variety of opinions on how to curb gun violence, from gun rights to gun control. tonight we continue our series, "voices against viololce." >> i'm tom farley, the former health commissioner for new york city, and now the chief executive officer for an organization called the public good projects. let me put the problem of gun violence into perspective. think of the most horrific mass shootings in american history. newtown, 26 people killed, virginia tech, 32 people killed,
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and we lose that many people to gun violence every day in america. on an average day in america, 31 people are killed d th gun micides, and 58 people shoot themselves with guns. this isn't just a law enforcement problem, it's a public health problem. homicides and suicides are the number-two and number-three causes of death in young people and teenagers in america today. those people aren't being killed with viruses. they're being killed for the most part by bullets. the gun is, after all a machine, a mechanical object that causes injuries, like a car, and car crash deaths in this country have dropped by more than half since 1980 by a public health approach with safer highways and safer car design. we can take a public health approach to design safer guns and put in other public health policies to reduce gun deaths, as well. we need a much more thorough process for background checks. you can undergo a more thorough vetting if you want to adopt a cat from a shelter than to get a gun. if you can reduce the number of guns in america, we can prevent
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that will work. >> reporter: when the f.a.a. registration website goes live next monday, current drone owners will have two months to register. newly purchased vices will have to be registered before taking flight. >> i think this does add a level of seriousness to the operation of the drone. >> reporter: former faa assistant administrator scott brenner. do they need to have a drone registration program? >> i think the faa was struggling with how do we educate new users, and by creating this registry, now we have a direct link to every user, which will allow us to do a tremendous amount of education. >> reporter: the faa hopes that education will prevent more close calls in the air. a new reportrtdentified 158 incidents in the last two years where a drone came within 200 feet of another aircraft. 28 times the pilot had to take evasive maneuvers. there has never been a confirmed collision between a drone and another aircraft. the new registration system will require drone owners to give
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their name, mailing address and e-mail and pay a $5 fee. >> i think some will not want to pay that fee. >> r rorter: lawyer michael drobac works with the drone industry, which has been supportive of a registration system. does having the registration system make the skies safer, do you think? >> do i think those who would act in an inappropriate manner, do i think they will register? probably not. >> reporter: the faa will waive that $5 fee for the first 30 days. scott, all operators will be given an identification number that has to be displayed on their drones. >> kris van cleave, thanks very much. still ahead, the bully poultry.
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swiftly and carry a big stick. today, bill cosby filed suit against seven of the women who have accusededim of sexual
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misconduct. they are suing him claiming he defamed them by trying to brand them as liars. in his countersuit, he says they are "trying to assassinate his reputation." more trouble today for americans who make a living in the oil patch. shell says it will cut 2,800 more jobs. shell's total for the year comes to 10,000 layoffs. oil closed today at $36 a barrel, down nearly $25 since may. 18 months ago in the summer of 2014, it was $105, nearly three times higher. stocks closed higher. the dow gained 103 points. on cape cod it's not foul weather that stays this courier from the swift completion of his rounds, it's just plain fowl, as in turkeys. the letter carrier carries a pole to keep the birds at bay. not clear why they follow him. perhaps they're looking for
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today president obama said he is very interested in visiting cuba, but not until cubans are given more freedom. it was one year ago this week that the u.s. began restoring diplomatic ties that were severed half a centuryrygo. anandean reynolds tells us that has led to a musical breaeahrough. >> reporter: for this ensemble of young, cuban jazz musicians, better relations with the united states sound like this. performing for the first time on american soil at chicago's auditorium theater, 24-year-old conductor ernesto lima says
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music. >> well, the improvisation is freedom of the music. >> reporter: so improvisation is freedom. >> yes, i think so. >> reporter: their concert was a year in the making, and the dream of the chicago jazz philharmonic's artistic director orbert davis. >> we have to think about the people, the musicians, the culture. music is everybody's and it's wh they value. if they can trust us with that, they'll trust us with other things. >> reporter: we first met davis and these students a year ago in havana. 21-year-old wendi galvez has been playing violin since she was seven. >> billie holiday, ella fitzgerald, those are my gods. >> reporter: wendi, ernesto and the rere of the students study music here, where the residue of jazz left over from america before the castro revolution still echoes through the
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dizzy gillespie's 1947 "manteca" is one of the best examples of the two nation's musical collaboration before fidel castro closed jazz halls and took over clubs like the famous tropicana. the u.s. embmbgo that followed cread another challenge. you don't have the best-quality instruments. >> no, because we don't produce instruments in cuba. >> reporter: so this is not a stradivarius? >> no. [ laughter ] >> reporter: which made their performance on this night all the more remarkable. do you think music is a universal language?? >> yes, if you don't know how to speak english, but when you are playing, you understand everything. >> reporter: with music there is no language barrier. dean reynolds, cbs news, chicago.
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for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back with us just a little bit later for the mong news and of course, "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm scott pelley. this is the "cbs overnight news." welcome to the "overnight news." i'm don dahler. with the holidays right around the corner, president obama is trying to assure americans that their celebration alsls be fe. onon week after his oval office address on terrorism, the president made the rounds of his security agencies. at the pentagon, mr. obama insisted u.s. intelligence has uncovered no credible threat of an attack over the next few weeks, and he said the u.s. military is taking the fight to the islamic state in both iraq and syria. >> this fall, even before the revolting a aacks in paris and san bernardinono i ordered new actions to intensify our war
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againstisil. these actions, including more firepower and special operations forces are well under way. this continues to be a difficult fight. as i said before, isil is dug in, including in urban areas and hide behind civilians, using defenseless men, women, and children as human shields. even as we're relentless, we have to be smart, targeting isil surgically, with precision. our partners on the ground are rooting them out block by block. that is what this campaign is doing. we are hitting isil harder than ever. coalition aircraft, our fighters, bombers, and drones have been inineasing the pace of their strikes. last month in november, we dropped more bombs on isil targets than any other month since this campaign started. we're also taking out isil
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them from their strongholds in we took out the isil leader there. the point is, isil leaders cannot hide, and our next message to them is simple -- you are next. every day, we destroy as well more of isil's forces, their fighting positions, bunkers, staging areas, heavy weapons, compounds and training camps. many places isil has lost its freedom of maneuver, because they know if they mask their forces, we will wipe them out. in fact, since this summer, isil has not had a single successful major offensive operation on the ground in either syria or iraq. in recent weeks, we've unleashed a new wave of strikes on their lifeline, their oil infrastructure, destroying hundreds of their tanker trucks, wells, and refineries. and we're going to keep on hammering those.
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territory in iraq. isil had alrlrdy lost across kircut province and tikrit. more recently, isil lost at sinjar and baiji, where its oil refinery. we saw a daring raid supported by our special forces which rescued dozens of prisoners from isil, which master sergeant sacrifice. of the populated areas it once corolled in iraq. and it will lose more. iraqi forces are now fighting their way deeper into ramadi. they're working to encircle fallujah and cut off supply routes into mosul. these are areas where isil is entrenched. our partners on the ground face a tough tight ahead, and we're going to continue to b bk them upupith the support they need to ultimately clear isil from iraq. >> the president's strategy is
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in northern iraq. although isis still controls vast territory, their offensive to overrun the kurds has been stopped in its tracks outside mosul. charlie d'agata took a news crew there. >> reporter: in many ways it was a routine assignment. head out toohe f fnt lines and sesehow kurdish peshmerga forces are holding up against isis. we got to within a half mile of witness how deadly and determined this enemy can be. >> reporter: even when colonel badal bandi told us his forces face isis attacks every day, we didn't expect this would be one of them, until he showed us where three suicide car bombers tried to charge their outpost at dawn. his soldiers were able to kill
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detonated their sboifs. but two car bombs remained there not more than 50 yards away posing a deadly throat to the troops. here on the front line, the bomb squad is a .50-caliber gunner. he fired rounds into one vehicle until it went up in a plume of smoke. he then opened up on the second car. we watched from a bunker hole until finally, a direct hit. [ explosion ] that noise you can hear is debris raining down on top of us. shrapnel from the bomb and twisted remains of the week fwloen sky high after the explosion. everybody's ears were ringing. but the next sound was laughter. it's happier ending when car bombs blow up on the other side of the front line.
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huge car bombs, you realize how disruptive they can be in civilian areas and why they are the most feared isis weapon on the battlefield. attacks like these are happening every day. another component of the u.s. strategy is to cut off funding for the islamic state. the treasury department says isis makes about $40 million a month, jusus sellili oil. so that's become a prime target. elizabeth palmer reports. >> reporter: u.s. and coalition planes have now begun to bomb tankers full of oil sold by isis in syria. part of an effort to cut off an estimated $40 million a month the group makes from petroleum sales. and in the cynicle economics of war, some of that oil even goes to president assad's government, isis' sworn enemy. most of the oil fields in syria are in isis controlled territory. once pumped, it's moved by
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buyers in regime controlled syria or iraq and turkey. the coalition began bombing isis refineries last year and the russians have now joined in, choosing oil related bombing targets. that may have made a dent in isis' ability to supply oil clean enougto be used, but it didn't stop it. matthew phillips is with bloomberg. >> we overestimated really the damage that we did, the long-term damage and underestimated their ability to kind of adapt to that. >> reporter: syrian locals simply set up crude refineries, basicallyyooking the oil in 3i89s bf selling'9" to traders who get it to uarket. attacks on what are isis operations like this will inevitably till innocent civilians. one more thought while cutting off revenue is going to hurt
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isis, it won't bring the group to collapse. the best estimates say isis is making twice as much money on
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the republican party holds round five in its series of presidential debates tonight. this one in las vegas. donald trump will be front and center wit ben carson on his right and ted cruz on his left. new jersey governor chris christie was a late add. a des moines register poll of likely iowa caucus goers shows cruz leading by ten points with just seven weeks to go before the caucuses. nancy cordes reports. >> reporter: this is the second poll in less than a week to show cruz leading the gop field in iowa. the trump campaign trashed the poll, while trump himself chose to trash cruz, saying he's unfit for the job.
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>> i don't think he's qualified to be president. >> reporter: donald trump had this message for gop leaders who might think his support in awhat is waning. >> i don't go down, i go up. i'm going to win. >> reporter: and he went after s sometimes ally ted cruz after promising for weeks he wouldn't. >> you look how he's dealt with the senate where he goes in there like a maniac. >> reporter: on twitter, cruz crushed off the comments. maniac posting a link to this 1980s clip to the song "maniac." cruz refrained from attacking trump. >> i like donald trump. a lot of our friends here have encouraged me to criticize and attack donald trump. i'm not interested in doing so. >> reporter: nationwide, the real estate mogul still has a big lead, beating cruz by nearly 20 points in the latest cbs
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news/"new york times"oll. still, his willingness to take on both sides of the washington establishment resonates with iowa conservatives. >> the way republican leadership punishes anyone who stands up to the cartel -- >> reporter: that approach has made him unpopular with leaders in his own party. brian walsh worked to elect republicans to the senate in 2010 and 201. >> he would be equally problematic. >> reporter: why? >> if we're going to win in 2016, we need to expand the electorate. we need more females and hispanics. instead of learning those lessons, you have candidates like cruz and trump who are doing the opposite. >> meanwhile, trump'p' comments on banning muslims from entering the united states is becoming a drag to his business interests overseas. julianna goldman reports from washington.
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>> reporter: donald trump has made his fortune in part by plastering his name around the world from washington, d.c. to istanbul, people have bought into the trump brand as a symbol of luxury and success. but with each new controversy, more and more business partners are severing ties. these high rises in turkey bear the name of donald trump. some who work inside trump towers in istanbul say the building's namesake has given them reason to quit their jobs. this 20-year-old sales consultant said trump should close the building. there are muslim people working here. this is affecting me in an unfavorable way. this week, a major middle east retailer, with 190 department stores, stopped selling the trump home decor brand. in stanford, connecticut some in the muslim community are calling on the developer to strike trump's name from this high rise. and at this trump residence in
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new york city -- >> it's embarrassing to have his name on the building. >> reporter: gordon gray with the u.s. chamber of commerce said he can't calculate the the muslim world. >> he gets the nomination, that prolongs ss ssis exposure in the public eye. >> reporter: since he declared his candidacy, trump's rhetoric may have had a cost. after his cost about mexican immigrants, more than a dozen companies from macy's to the pga and nascar severed ties. >> those areremall in his empire compared to his real estate fortune. he has several projects in the muslim world. it's very hard to quantify the consequences exactly, because it's not just deals he may or
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may not lose, it's deals that you don't know he may or may not have gotten. so that's always the big question mark out there. >> reporter: trump's own financial disclosures don't break down the dollar amount of each investment, but forbes estimates that last year trump brought in about $128 million in branding and licensing fees. in other news tonight, dog flu. there's a new strain this year, along with a new vaccine to fight it. but as molly hall reports, the shots are expensive and may not be necessary. >> reporter: veterinarian katie grib says a new strain of canine flu that started in chicago last spring is spreading fast and has proven deadly for some dogs. >> this type of the virus progresses so quickly, it moves pneumonini >> reporter: the united states department of agriculture has approved a new vaccine to
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address the epidemic. it's being shipped to veterinarians right now. >> it's a totally novel virus. dogs don't have -- u.s. dogs don't have any historical experience with this virus. therefore, they have no protective cross reaction with any other antibodies that they've formed in the past. >> reporter: since the epidemic began, more than 1500 dogs became ill in a few months. at least eight died from secondary infections. the strain has now spread across the country. the new strain is different from the common dog flu, w wch already hasn effective vaccine available. in some cacas, two vaccinations might be necessary. the old shot can cost up to $90 for two rounds. the vaccine for the new strain costs double that. >> if your dog is in close contact with other dogs very
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frequently, then it's extremely important totoe thinking about and talking to your vet about doing this vaccine series. >> reporter: veterinarians don't know how effective the new vaccine will be. they hope down the road, a shot will be developed that covers both strains of flu. for now, check with your vet to
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some day soon, you won't need a superman cape or special glasses to see through walls. researchers at i.t. are making real breakthroughs in the technology. it's a story i first reported for "cbs this morning." step on the campus of m.i.t. and you're likely to get a glimpse of the future. there are drones and plenty of robots. and d other with a soft enough grip to handle an egg. some of the most recent breakthroughs, however, are happening here at the university's computer science and artificial intelligence lab. where this simple looking box applies a complex set of algarhythms. >> this shows the ability if tracking people through walls. >> reporter: dina is the professor leading the project,
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which has this ph.d. student demonstrating a wireless technology. so he's not wearing anything special? it's just picking up his movement through the wall? >> yeah, no cell phone, no sensor, no pendant. it's purely based on how the signal reflects off our body. >> reporter: what was the inception for this? >> we work on wireless networks. the question is, can we use this for purposes other than communication? can you sense the environment with it? >> reporter: it not only detected his position in the room, but his elevation from the floor. >> you want to see the red dot fall? >> reporter: yeah, let's see the red dot fall. researchers hope it can protect
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>> when it detects a fall, it sends a message to the caregiver. >> reporter: that's just scratching the surface of emerald's capabilities. it hones in on his vitals, respiration and heart beat. >> being able to get the heart rate, wow, it's that sensitive. >> reporter: and it's not in any way as dangerous as say constant exposure to x-rays would be? >> no, not at all. i tell people all the time, the technology is the same carrier as wi-fi. it's actually 10,000 times or more lower power than wi-fi. so if you're not worried about wi-fi in your home, you shouldn't be worried about this. >> are there any privacy concerns about this, like maybe
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where you are in the house? >> basically like with any new technology, it comes with a challenge. as society discovers new technologies, there are rules and laws a person has to abide by. >> if you look at that over there -- >> reporter: after more than three years, the m.i.t. team demonstrated their work for the president last summer. what was his reaction to this? >> so i think when he saw the breathing and heart rate, he said, wow. >> that potentially has applications for baby monitors. >> reporter: the goal now is to take it to people's homes within the next year. if you and your partners have this great invention that has huge promise, do you stay a professor or become a businesswoman? >> is there a reason not to be both? >> reporter: is there enough hours in the day to be both? >> i have 24 hours a day. i don't even track holidays.
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holiday. i come to the lab and my students say oh, yeah, it's a holiday today. so i think there are plenty of hours as long as a person is interested in what they are doing. and having a great team like i have here. >> they also point out that first responders could benefit a great deal by knowing exactly where people are in life threatening situations. >> we like her. i like that she kind of told you, yeah, she can do it. i can be both. >> i just ask the questions. >> and i think it's good seeing through the wall, because i was concerned that you could physically see like if someone was walking around naked. >> it's like sonar. >> and do with that information what you will. >> thank you. >> got to go.
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wisconsin has a state pastry called the crinkle and it's a big hit. >> reporter: in racine, wisconsin, the holidays are all about the kringle. there's certain skill involved in making the wisconsin state pastry. good lord, that's a lot of dough. it takes lots of this. to make the dough flaky. then you have to do this, again and again, to make the 36 layers. does everybody do this much by hand? >> as far as i know. i think we're the last ones. >> reporter: for four
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generations, benson's bakery has been mastering the technique. >> you can see the layers. >> reporter: when the benson family opened its bakery 81 years ago, they followed the danish tradition of a pretzel shaped pastry. complete with a kringle queen and kringle inspired polka. originally the danish pastry had an almond filling with raisins. now ben, jr. and his son, ben iii, make close to 30 flavors. >> my grandpa, until he died, would say, just keep the quality and you'll be here forever. i'm still here. >> reporter: not far from benson's is this danish bakery, family run since 1949. >> that looks good. >> we make our own fillings
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here. >> reporter: the owner took us on a tour of his 39,000 square foot facility. daily, they make 5,000 to 7,000 krin kringles. >> in the 1950s, some of the bakers started shifting them as a gift. so the word kind of spread. >> people come here because we have kringles. >> reporter: at larson's bakery, they combined techniques rolling the dough by machine. don hutchison's father bought the bakery in 1969, and he says a kringle from anywhere else just isn't the same. >> you can't get a new york bagel anywhere else, because they put the time and labor into making it right. >> and that's "cbs overnight
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news" for this tuesday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back with us later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm don dahler. the commander in chief tries again to reassure an anxious nation. >> we are fighting isil harder than ever. >> cbs news is on the frontlines with the kurds, fighting the terror group on the ground. also tonight, trailing in iowa, trump goes after front-runner cruz. >> i don't think he has the right temperament. controlling the soaring drone population. owners will soon have to register. and the sounds of growing harmony between cuba and the united states. this is the "cbs overnight news." president obama revealed
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operations commandos he ordered into syria are now on the ground and have begun to work with local forces fighting isis, or as he prefers to call the group, isil. this was the president at the pentagon. >> we're going after isil in downtown raqqah to libya, where we took out the isil leader there. the point is, isil leaders cannot hide, and our next message to them is simple -- you are next. every day we destroy as well more of isil's forces, their fighting positions, bunkers, and staging areas, their heavy weapons, bomb making factories, compounds and training camps. in many places isil has lost its freedom to maneuver, because they know if they mass their forces we'll wipe them out. since this summer, isil has not had a single successful
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ground in either syria or iraq. in recent weeks, we've destroyed hundreds of their tanker trucks, wells, and refineries. and we're going to keep on hammering those. isil also continues to lose territory in iraq. isil had already lost across kircut province and in tikrit and more recently, isil lost at sinjar, losing a strategic highway. isil lost at baiji with its oil refinery. we saw during the daring raid supported by our special forces, which rescued dozens of prisoners from isil, which master sergeant joshua wheeler made the ultimate sacrifice. so far isil has lost about 40% of the populated areas it controlled in iraq and will lose more. iraqi forces are now fighting deeper into ramadi and working to circle fallujah and cut off supply routes into mosul.
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accelerating the war in syria and iraq after isis bombed a russian jetliner, directed the attack in paris and inspired another in san bernardino. tonight we have a rare look at what u.s. forces are facing. charlie d'agata linked up with america's kurdish allies. his story begins in iraq. >> reporter: even when colonel badal bandi told us his forces face isis attacks every day, we didn't expect this would be one of them, until he showed us where three suicide car bombers tried to charge their outpost at dawn. his soldiers shot the drivers dead before they detonated their bombs, but the car bombs remained no more than 50 yards away. [ explosion ] here on the front line, the bomb squad is a .50-caliber gunner. the first went up in a plume of smoke.
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he then opened up on the car in the ditch, the one much closer to us. we watched until he finally made a direct hit. [ explosion ] the massive explosion blew shrapnel in every direction and filled the bunker with choking dust. that noise is debris from the bomb and wreckage from the car that came crashing down. everybody's ears were ringing, but no one was hurt. hours later, we crossed into syria where rebel commander colonel talal ali selo gave us a grim picture of just how many suicide missions they've seen. can you give me an idea, how many have you had to face in the past month? "42 car and truck bombers," he said, "three on motorcycles and four suicide bombers on foot."
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28 people. the colonel told us the town had run out of sugar, so to get past checkpoints, isis hid the bombs in trucks delivering sugar. you went to the funeral today. what are people there telling you? "they want revenge for the dead," he told us, "and they want us to make sure this doesn't happen again." the colonel told us although they stopped most attacks, scott, it's hard to stop them all because isis is constantly changing tactics. they never know when they're going to strike, and they seem to have an unlimited supply of suicide bombers. >> charlie d'agata on the battlefield, thanks. there's also apparently an unlimited supply of followers coming to the west. so today the white house is reviewing how immigrants are screened. one of the terrorists who killed 14 in california wrote online two years ago of her desire for
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then she got an american visa. jeff pegues has more. >> reporter: when tashfeen malik applied for a fiance visa in 2014, she had her name and face checked against terror watch lists, but whether she posted radical views on social media was not checked. alberto fernandez until recently ran the state department's program to counter isis online. nowadays every company that hires is looking through your social media. >> yes. >> reporter: should the government be doing more? >> this is the crazy thing about this debate. you would think that people who are trying to come to the united states to live in the united states, a privilege that most people don't have, would actually have that scrutiny. >> reporter: the department of homeland security says it began three pilot programs in 2014 to examine whether screening social media was consistent with
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current laws and privacy protections. today government officials dismissed allegations homeland security secretary jeh johnson delayed the implementation of new rules because of public relations concerns. a review of the policy is under way. since the attack, some members of congress have been demanding changes to the visa screening system. new york senator charles schumer. >> and had they checked out tashfeen malik a little more, maybe she wouldn't have gotten a visa. >> reporter: even one of the country's largest muslim organizations is not against increased social media scrutiny. ibrahim cooper is with the council on american islamic relations. >> measures that target only one faith group, only one ethnic group or people from a certain national origin, that raises concerns, and it's also counterproductive to our nation's security. >> reporter: last year there were mor than 460,000 visas issued. scott, there are concerns that adding a layer of social media scrutiny could delay the
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business. >> jeff pegues in washington. jeff, thanks. the "cbs overnight news" will be right back. almost sixty million americans are affected by mental illness. together we can help them with three simple words. my name is chris noth and i will listen. from maine to maui, thousands of high school students across the country are getting in on the action by volunteering in their communities. chris young: action teams of high school students are joining volunteers of america and major league baseball players to help train and inspire the next generation of volunteers. carlos pea: it's easy to start an action team at your school so you, too, can get in on the action.
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osteoporosis is preventable. all: osteo's preventable? right on! if you dig your bones, protect them. all: cbs cares! today, donald trump's physician said the republican candidate would be, and this is a quote, "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency." he called trump's blood pressure of 110/65 "astonishingly excellent," but even that trumpian hyperbole couldn't help with other numbers today that aren't so healthy. trump trails ted cruz in iowa by ten points. here's major garrett. >> we're doing really well. iowa's been amazing. >> reporter: donald trump is no longer winning in iowa. the "des moines register"/bloomberg politics
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week to show ted cruz on top. the third poll out today has trump and cruz tied. faced with adversity, trump is now attacking cruz. >> i don't think he has the right temperament. i don't think he's got the right judgment. >> reporter: trump mocked cruz's frequent clashes with gop leaders, most memorably when he triggered the 2013 government shutdown in a futile attempt to end obamacare. >> you look at the way he's dealt with the senate, where he goes in there like, frankly like a little bit of a maniac. you're never going to get things done that way. >> reporter: cruz considers the shutdown a demonstration of conservative zeal among gop establishment timidity, but cruz, ever wary of aggravating trump supporters, did not argue the point. instead he posted this throwback video of the movie "flashdance," dedicated, cruz said, to maniacs everywhere. trump and cruz's battle in iowa
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has come at the expense of former leader ben carson. he told an iowa radio show he's fallen behind as terrorism has become a top campaign issue. >> reporter: tomorrow night's prime time debate will give carson a chance to turn the tide on foreign policy. marco rubio, whose november rise in the polls, has suddenly stalled, is also in need of fresh momentum. scott, rubio is still best positioned as the republican alternative should voters want one, to trump, cruz and carson. >> major garrett not in venice but in vegas. major, thanks very much. today the army said that bowe bergdahl will be court-martialed for desertion and endangering his fellow troops. bergdahl was a taliban prisoner for five years after he walked
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away from his post in afghanistan. he was swapped last year for five prisoners at guantanamo. an army hearing officer had recommended no jail time, but bergdahl now, if convicted, could face up to life in prison. it was three years ago today that a gunman opened fire at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut, killing 20 first graders and six adults. vice president biden tweeted, "since that nightmare, an estimated 555 children have been killed by guns in america. it is shameful that congress has not acted." as the nation continues to debate gun laws and access to mental health care, newtown parents are reminding us of the urgency. and here's michelle miller. >> we gather here in memory of 20 beautiful children.
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>> reporter: when the numbers became names -- >> charlotte, daniel... >> reporter: -- and the names became faces, suddenly they were america's children. 20 first graders gunned down in their classrooms along with their teachers. >> it's always 12:14. it is always the last day that they went to school. that's never going to change. >> reporter: but something had to change for nicole hockly, who lost her six-year-old son dylan. >> this is about not accepting this. we can't just passively sit back and say, "these shootings happen." >> reporter: together with other newtown parents, she helped found sandy hook promise, a group working to prevent gun violence. >> i can still feel him. i can smell him. i can hear his little voice. >> reporter: mark barden also lost his six-year-old son daniel. >> in almost every one of these mass shootings, there are signs and signals. there are opportunities to
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intervene to stop that continuum before it leads to tragedy. >> reporter: together they travel the country teaching others how to respond to those signs. they call it the say something campaign. if you see someone at risk, say something. that training worked recently in cincinnati when a student reported someone plotting an attack. >> the whole thing was stopped and diffused. >> reporter: did the hairs... >> oh, yeah. >> i burst into tears. >> it was overwhelming. >> to actually know we potentially saved lives, that means something. >> reporter: and so does sweeping gun legislation they helped pass in connecticut two years ago. it expands the ban on assault weapons and limits the number of rounds per magazine. but the campaign has had its setbacks. with the defeat of a bill two years ago that would have closed loopholes in background checks for gun buyers. a lot of people say, if it
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didn't happen with newtown, when will it happen? >> it is happening. >> sandy hook was the start. it was a catalyst for change. it's too late for us, but there's a lot of other positive change for this country that will come. >> reporter: change that will keep a promise to the children of sandy hook. michelle miller, cbs news, new york. >> we have been bringing you a variety of opinions on how to curb gun violence, from gun rights to gun control. tonight we continue our series, "voices against violence." >> i'm tom farley, the former health commissioner for new york city, and now the chief executive officer for an organization called the public good projects. let me put the problem of gun violence into perspective. think of the most horrific mass shootings in american history. newtown, 26 people killed, virginia tech, 32 people killed,
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and we lose that many people to gun violence every day in america. on an average day in america, 31 people are killed with gun homicides, and 58 people shoot themselves with guns. this isn't just a law enforcement problem, it's a public health problem. homicides and suicides are the number-two and number-three causes of death in young people and teenagers in america today. those people aren't being killed with viruses. they're being killed for the most part by bullets. the gun is, after all a machine, a mechanical object that causes injuries, like a car, and car crash deaths in this country have dropped by more than half since 1980 by a public health approach with safer highways and safer car design. we can take a public health approach to design safer guns and put in other public health policies to reduce gun deaths, as well. we need a much more thorough process for background checks. you can undergo a more thorough vetting if you want to adopt a cat from a shelter than to get a gun. if you can reduce the number of guns in america, we can prevent
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that will work. >> reporter: when the faa registration website goes live next monday, current drone owners will have two months to register. newly purchased devices will have to be registered before taking flight. >> i think this does add a level of seriousness to the operation of the drone. >> reporter: former faa assistant administrator scott brenner. do they need to have a drone registration program? >> i think the faa was struggling with how do we educate new users, and by creating this registry, now we have a direct link to every user, which will allow us to do a tremendous amount of education. >> reporter: the faa hopes that education will prevent more close calls in the air. a new report identified 158 incidents in the last two years where a drone came within 200 feet of another aircraft. 28 times the pilot had to take evasive maneuvers. there has never been a confirmed collision between a drone and another aircraft. the new registration system will require drone owners to give
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their name, mailing address and e-mail and pay a $5 fee. >> i think it's going to create a deterrent. i think some will not want to pay that fee. >> reporter: lawyer michael drobac works with the drone industry, which has been supportive of a registration system. does having the registration system make the skies safer, do you think? >> do i think those who would act in an inappropriate manner, do i think they will register? probably not. >> reporter: the faa will waive that $5 fee for the first 30 days. scott, all operators will be given an identification number that has to be displayed on their drones. >> kris van cleave, thanks very much. still ahead, the bully poultry.
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swiftly and carry a big stick. today, bill cosby filed suit against seven of the women who have accused him of sexual
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they are suing him claiming he defamed them by trying to brand them as liars. in his countersuit, he says they are "trying to assassinate his reputation." more trouble today for americans who make a living in the oil patch. shell says it will cut 2,800 more jobs. shell's total for the year comes to 10,000 layoffs. oil closed today at $36 a barrel, down nearly $25 since may. 18 months ago in the summer of 2014, it was $105, nearly three times higher. stocks closed higher. the dow gained 103 points. on cape cod it's not foul weather that stays this courier from the swift completion of his rounds, it's just plain fowl, as in turkeys. the letter carrier carries a pole to keep the birds at bay. not clear why they follow him. perhaps they're looking for
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we're not looking for a stamp of approval on that last line. after the diplomatic breakthrough, the sounds of havana are playing in chicago. and that story is next. woman: what does it feel like when a woman is having a heart attack? chest pain, like there's a ton of weight on your chest. severe shortness of breath. unexplained nausea. cold sweats. there's an unusual tiredness and fatigue. there's unfamiliar dizziness or light-headedness. unusual pain in your back, neck, jaw, one or both arms, even your upper stomach, are signs you're having a heart attack. don't make excuses. make the call to 9-1-1 immediately. learn more at womenshealth.gov/heartattack. while i was on a combat patrol in baqubah, iraq, a rocket-propelled grenade took my arm off at the shoulder. i was discharged from the army, and i've been working with the wounded warrior project since 2007. warriors, you don't have to be severely wounded to be with the wounded warrior project. we do have a lot of guys that have post-traumatic stress disorder. being able to share your story, i guess it kind of helps you wrap your mind around
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today president obama said he is very interested in visiting cuba, but not until cubans are given more freedom. it was one year ago this week that the u.s. began restoring diplomatic ties that were severed half a century ago. and dean reynolds tells us that has led to a musical breakthrough. >> reporter: for this ensemble of young, cuban jazz musicians, better relations with the united states sound like this. performing for the first time on american soil at chicago's auditorium theater, 24-year-old conductor ernesto lima says there is a message in their music. >> well, the improvisation is
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freedom of the music. >> reporter: so improvisation is freedom. >> yes, i think so. >> reporter: their concert was a year in the making, and the dream of the chicago jazz philharmonic's artistic director orbert davis. >> we have to think about the people, the musicians, the culture. music is everybody's and it's what they value. if they can trust us with that, they'll trust us with other things. >> reporter: we first met davis and these students a year ago in havana. 21-year-old wendi galvez has been playing violin since she was seven. >> billie holiday, ella fitzgerald, those are my gods. >> reporter: wendi, ernesto and the rest of the students study music here, where the residue of jazz left over from america before the castro revolution still echoes through the
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dizzy gillespie's 1947 "manteca" is one of the best examples of the two nation's musical collaboration before fidel castro closed jazz halls and took over clubs like the famous tropicana. the u.s. embargo that followed created another challenge. you don't have the best-quality instruments. >> no, because we don't produce instruments in cuba. >> reporter: so this is not a stradivarius? >> no. [ laughter ] >> reporter: which made their performance on this night all the more remarkable. do you think music is a universal language? >> yes, if you don't know how to speak english, but when you are playing, you understand everything. >> reporter: with music there is no language barrier. dean reynolds, cbs news, chicago. >> and that's the "overnight news" for this tuesday. for some of you, the news
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